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Sweden/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.2 Special artists funds

There are common measures for visual artists, musicians, composers and authors, such as working grants for 1-10 years, income guarantees, project grants, travel grants and pension grants. There are also specific schemes which vary from field to field and taking the nature and needs of the different art forms into account (see also chapter 8.1.4).

The Swedish Arts Council is responsible for

  • distributing national grants to independent theatre, music and dance companies, co-operative art studios, co-operative shops of arts and crafts and artist owned galleries; and
  • granting exhibition funding to non-profit organisations, in order to pay remuneration to artists who have placed their artwork at public disposal in exhibitions arranged by these organisations.

Chapter published: 16-05-2017

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